Doctoral School of Military Sciences

The Doctoral School of Military Sciences focuses on the questions of military science regarding the activities of the defence sphere. This includes a wide spectrum of research fields from military history through security theories, defence administration to national security.

Although the doctoral programme of the School is primarily based on certain accredited MSc programmes of the National University of Public Service, the law on higher education allows the admission of graduates of other universities and with a scientific background related to military sciences.

The Doctoral School of Military Sciences focuses on 7 areas of research:
1. Security studies

2. Social sciences aspects of defence

3. The theory of military science

4. The theory of military art

5. Defense logistics and defence economy

6. National security;

7. The theory of defence information and communication

The training of the Doctoral School is available in the following forms:
• organised training
- full-time training (funded by scholarship or individually through tuition fee)
- part-time (funded individually through tuition fee)
- individual training (funded individually through tuition fee)
• individual preparation

In general, the language used in the doctoral training is Hungarian, however, in case of foreign citizens English language training is also available. The training lasts 8 semesters and applies the system of credit points. In order to successfully complete their training and receive their leaving certificate (absolutory) by the end of the 8th semester, PhD students must obtain at least 240 credit points in accordance with the following criteria:
- Training term 1-4th semesters:

            - study obligations (min. 50 credits)
            - scientific research work (min. 70 credits)
            - holding lectures (max. 10 credits)

- COMPLEX EXAM (20 credits can given)

- Research term:

            - scientific research work (min. 70 credits)

            - holding lectures (max. 10 credits)

            - research of the dissertation (20 credits)

 

Research fields of doctoral school of military sciences for year 2018/2019:

 

01. SECURITY STUDIES

Head of the research field: Prof. Dr. Zoltán Szenes CSc

 

1. Theoretical and Practical Issues of Security Policy

            Supervisor: Prof. dr. Ferenc Gazdag DSc

2. Global Security Risks

            Supervisor: Dr. Ferenc Kaiser PhD

3. The European Union's Common Foreign, Security and Defense Policy

            Supervisor: Prof. dr. Ferenc Gazdag DSc

Dr. habil. Anna Molnár PhD

4. NATO Adaptation and Collective Defence

              Supervisor: Prof. dr. Zoltán Szenes CSc

5. International Trends of Defence Policy and their impact on the defence of Hungary

              Supervisor: Prof. dr. Zoltán Szenes CSc

6. Regional Security (Middle East)

              Supervisor: Dr. Erzsébet N. Rózsa PhD                            

7. Arms Control- Disarmament and Security

              Supervisor: Dr. Erzsébet N. Rózsa PhD

8. Security Policy and Terrorism

              Supervisor: Dr. Péter Tálas CSc

 

02. SOCIAL SCIENCES ASPECTS OF DEFENCE

Head of the research field: Dr. habil. Ildikó Szelei PhD

 

1. The Hungarian CIMIC’s and PSYOPS’s Capacity Building and Operational Requirements

              Supervisor: Prof. dr. Zoltán László Kiss PhD

2. The Theory of War in Religions and in Holy Scripts

              Supervisor: Dr. Lóránd Ujházi PhD

3. The Vatican’s Diplomacy in Relation with War and Crisis Management.

              Supervisor: Dr. Lóránd Ujházi PhD

4. The History of the Field Chaplaincies, Their Legislation and Structure

              Supervisor: Dr. Lóránd Ujházi PhD

5. Leadership Aspects of Crisis Response Operations

              Supervisor: Dr. László Ujházy PhD

 

03. THE THEORY OF MILITARY SCIENCE

Head of the research field: Dr. Forgács Balázs PhD

 

1. The Theory and Practice of Naval Warfare

              Supervisor: Dr. Ferenc Kaiser PhD

2. Operational Environment in the 21st century. Connection between Human Environment and Military Force in the future operations

              Supervisor: Dr. Gábor Boldizsár PhD

3. Military Tasks of state-building, particulary in Security, Administrative and –Economic Area

              Supervisor: Dr. Gábor Boldizsár PhD

4. Theory and Practice of Allied Joint Operations

              Supervisor: Dr. habil. Zoltán Jobbágy PhD

5. Place and Role of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Allied Joint Operations

              Supervisor: Dr. habil. Zoltán Jobbágy PhD

 

04. THE THEORY OF MILITARY ART

Head of the research field: Prof. dr. Zoltán Krajnc

 

1.  Mission and tasks of Navy in multi-national joint operations

              Supervisor: Dr. Ferenc Kaiser PhD DSc

2. Theory and Practice of Peace Support Operations with respect to engineering support

              Supervisor: Prof. dr. József Padányi DSc

3. Air Forces in Military and Peace Support Operations

              Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zoltán Krajnc

4. Main Issue of Air/Land Integration: Coordination of Air and Land Operations in Modern Warfare

              Supervisor: Prof. dr. Zoltán Krajnc

5. Defence Geography of Regional Zones

              Supervisor: Prof. dr. Klára Kecskeméthy Siposné

6. Geography and Crisis

              Supervisor: Prof. dr. Klára Kecskeméthy Siposné

7. Theory and practice of Allied Joint Operations. The Hungarian contribution to NATO article 5 and non-article 5 crisis response operations

              Supervisor: Dr. habil. Zoltán Jobbágy PhD

8. Challenges of engineer support in the 21st century, with special focus ont he Hungarian Defence Forces

              Supervisor: Prof. Dr. habil. László Kovács PhD

                                   Dr. habil. Kovács Tibor PhD

 

05. DEFENSE LOGISTICS AND DEFENCE ECONOMY

Head of the research field: Dr. habil. József Gyarmati PhD

 

1. The National Defense System and Defence Management

              Supervisor: Dr. habil. László Lakatos PhD

2. NGOs and Defence Management

              Supervisor: Dr. László Ujházy

 

07. THE THEORY OF DEFENCE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION

Head of the research field: Dr. Károly Fekete PhD

1. All-source Intelligence

              Supervisor: Prof. Dr. habil. László Kovács PhD

2. New trends and challenges of communication and information system support of joint operations in multinational environment

              Supervisor: Dr. habil. Tibor Farkas PhD

                                  Dr. András Tóth PhD

3. Network Enabled Capability support in centric warfare in NATO Operations

              Supervisor: Dr. Károly Fekete PhD

                                  Dr. András Tóth PhD

 

The Doctoral School is in close cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, the Hungarian Defense Forces and with other organisations (e.g. the Hungarian Association of Military Science) which participate in researches related to military sciences.
The international scientific recognition of Doctoral School can be most easily demonstrated by the fact that the number of foreign students is increasing year after year. In recent years foreign students who have successfully completed their PhD studies came from France, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, Slovenia, Ukraine and the United States.

 

For more information, please check our training programme and the Doctoral Regulations:

Training Plan of the Doctoral School of Military Sciences

https://en.uni-nke.hu/document/en-uni-nke-hu/doctoral-regulations-2.original.pdf 

 

Contact:
Head of the Doctoral School: Prof Dr. József Padányi, Eng. Major General
e-mail: padanyi.jozsef@uni-nke.hu
Coordinator: Petra Dukai
phone: +36 (1) 432-9000/29-286
e-mail: dukai.petra@uni-nke.hu